Rubye Ney, sophomore, made the SEISC Second Team as an Outfielder. Rubye hit .333 and had an on-base percentage of .460. She had 11 stolen bases, scored 21 times and had 14 RBI. Her slugging percentage of .431 included 3 doubles and 1 triple. Rubye’s speed enabled her to cover a lot of ground in center field. She made some fine over-the-shoulder and sliding catches, and threw runners out at 3rd and home. Rubye was given the Hustle Award by her teammates.
Calli Shaw, senior, made Honorable Mention All-Conference. Calli hit .364, had 20 hits, 10 RBI and scored 13 times. Her slugging percentage of .545 included 2 doubles, 1 triple and 2 home runs, one of which was a grand slam at home against Central Lee. She had only 6 strikeouts. At shortstop, she had a team-high 45 chances and finished with a .926 fielding average. Calli played only two seasons at IMS and still managed to get in the record books in the “Career” category, an accomplishment that alludes players who participate even five seasons. Her 9 career doubles and 3 career triples are in the records, but she now tops the list in four categories: career batting average (.309), career on-base percentage (.456), career slugging (.635) and career home runs (4). At the IMS Softball Awards ceremony, Calli received the Captain’s Award and, for being an exceptional role model to the younger players, the Coaches Award. She earned the Golden Glove Award, the best defensive player, by her teammates, as well as the Most Inspirational Player and Varsity MVP. We wish her well as she continues her softball career with the Red Raiders at Northwestern College.
Avery Blauvelt, junior, made Honorable Mention All-Conference. She led the team in batting average with .471, hits with 24, on-base percentage with .533 and tied for RBI with 14. She slugged .549 which included 4 doubles. Avery is a tough catcher. She makes her challenging position look easy and yet managed a .946 fielding average. Avery earned the Silver Slugger Award, the best offensive player, by her teammates.
Congratulations also goes to Avery for making the 1A Southeast Iowa District Team! Her .471 batting average was fifth out of a field of 12 players from Martensdale St. Marys, Wayne, Mount Ayr, Lenox, New London, Bedford, Southeast Warren and Winfield-Mt. Union. Brian Sweet from Martensdale St. Marys was named 1A Southeast District Coach of the Year.